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 ===== Meetings ===== ===== Meetings =====
 +**Note:** Club meetings are subject to cancellation,​ due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.
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 The 285 TechConnect Radio Club meets on the 1st Saturday of every month, at 10AM. Exceptions are in July due to Field Day and December for the club Holiday Luncheon. The 285 TechConnect Radio Club meets on the 1st Saturday of every month, at 10AM. Exceptions are in July due to Field Day and December for the club Holiday Luncheon.
  
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 Presentation materials, when available, will be published in our [[Documents]] area. Presentation materials, when available, will be published in our [[Documents]] area.
-==== 2019 Schedule ==== +==== 2020 Schedule ==== 
-  * January ​5th+  * January ​4th:
     * Annual Elections     * Annual Elections
-    * Magnetic Loop antenna discussion with examples +  ​* February ​1st: Chris NØNDF talked about, and demonstrated,​ radio test equipment; the [[http://​bytecollector.com/​ifr1200s.htm|service monitor]], [[http://www.rigpix.com/​rfmeasure/​helperinstruments_sinadder3.htm|Sinadder]], and [[https://birdrf.com/​Products/​Test%20and%20Measurement/​RF-Power-Meters/​Wattmeters-Line-Sections/​RF-Wattmeters.aspx|Bird wattmeter]] 
-    * Show'​n'​Tell +  * March 7thMike - KØNGA presented on DMR; radio programming and operatingFor a taste of DMR radio programming,​ see [[https://hooktube.com/​watch?​v=a0yzn2rckEo|Mike's introductory video]]but be aware that your radio software might look a little different, and that [[https://​www.dmr-marc.net/​|DMR-MARC]] is somewhat different from [[https://​brandmeister.network/​|Brandmeister]]. {{ :technical:dmr_operating_best_practices.pdf |DMR Operating Basics & Best Practices}} 
-  ​* February ​2nd +  * April 4th: Cancelled 
-    * Larry -- KØNA is going to present some results of his high power loop antenna research. +  ​* May 2nd: Cancelled 
-    * Bill -- NØCU is going to do some more on high power loops{{ :technical:​magloop1_n0cu_2109_2.pdf |Slides}} {{ :technical:​magloop1_n0cu_2109_2.pptx |Slides}} +  * **June 6th:** Cancelled
-    * Frank -- KØFEI is going to do a presentation of what single board computers you would want to buy for the shack+
-  * March 2nd +
-    * How can a magnetic loop antenna also create an electric field? We have the answer! {{ :technical:​em_waves.pdf |Slides}} {{ :technical:em_waves.pptx |Slides}} +
-    * How to get on the air with out breaking the bank. Followed by cost effective upgrades. +
-  * April 6th: CW and Morse code show'n'telldemo, and discussionWe'll have keys, keyers, and practice oscillators,​ including some vintage keys, plus the opportunity for in-room Morse QSOs. {{ :technical:morse_cw_apr_2019.pdf |Morse Code, Keys, and Accessories}} -- [[2019_mcw_links|Links from presentation]] +
-  * May 4th: Our pizza party got postponed until June. Bill - NØCU talked about debugging an SWR problem, and Frank - KØFEI talked about single-board computers. +
-  * June 1stAnnual pizza party, and show'​n'​tell day. Bring your cool stuff and homebrew projects to share with the club. Bill - NØCU gave a presentation on HF signal propogation. {{ :​technical:​hf_prop.pdf |Slides}}, {{ :​technical:​hf_prop.pptx |Slides}} ​+
   * July - No Meeting, due to [[http://​www.arrl.org/​field-day|Field Day]]   * July - No Meeting, due to [[http://​www.arrl.org/​field-day|Field Day]]
-  * August ​3rdLarry -- KØNA will talk about improving an HF preamplifier and measuring ferrite beads for RFI suppression. The membership will likely vote on formally cancelling the Techfest. We will also solicit input on the future direction of the club, and possible club projects. +  * August ​1stBill NØCU will give a talk on Transmitter Distortion & Grounding 
-  * September ​7th: Frank - KØFEI will give a presentation on 3D printing. He will be bringing a 3D printer and demonstrating the printing process. Frank will explain how to make a case for a [[http://​nwdigitalradio.com/​product/​draws-digital-radio-amateur-workstation/​|NW Digital Radio Pi hat]] on a Raspberry Pi and submit it to [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thingiverse|Thingiverse]] for production. He will also go through how to download a 3D project to be printed. Come and learn what you need to know to 3D print, using your own printer, one at a local school or library, or on Thingiverse. +  * September ​5th 
-  * October ​5th +  * October ​3rd 
-  * November ​2nd: +  * November ​7th: [[TechFests|TechFest]] 
-    * [[http://​js8call.com/​|JS8CALL]], a digital format that is more interactive than FT8, by Frank - KØFEI +  * December ​5th: Holiday Lunch, 11AM at [[http://​www.jjmadwells.net/​|JJ Madwell'​s]],​ 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. ([[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​o4Ewa5HsLSv|Map]])
-    * How much RF is in the air? This came from the question "How much peak power would a simple source follower have to have using a short receive only antenna?",​ by Larry - KØNA +
-  ​* **December ​7th:** Holiday Lunch, 11AM at [[http://​www.jjmadwells.net/​|JJ Madwell'​s]],​ 26412 Main Street, Conifer, CO. ([[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​o4Ewa5HsLSv|Map]])+
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